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U.S. sending Patriot missles to Israel
January 26, 2001 5:00 PM   Subscribe

U.S. sending Patriot missles to Israel Iraq moves troops close to Syrian border and announces it is a military exercise. The U.S. moves Patriot missle outfit to Israel with some troops and announces it is a military exercise. My trainer told me that sometimes you can overdo the exercising.
posted by Postroad (4 comments total)

 
Weren't Patriot missiles all hype?
posted by hobbes at 7:26 PM on January 26, 2001


They performed pretty miserably during the Gulf War, when they were hastily reprogrammed as a theater defense weapon, but they've been improved since then.
posted by dhartung at 7:45 PM on January 26, 2001


The amazing thing about the Patriot (apart from how frequently people misspell "missile") is the fact that they're so suitable to software upgrades....

Yes, they weren't so fabulous in the Gulf War. No, that doesn't really matter.
posted by aramaic at 7:48 PM on January 26, 2001


I hope they have the latest Service Pack loaded.
posted by Poop(*)Head at 8:23 PM on January 26, 2001


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